The top-line women’s fight UFC on ESPN 13 tonight is Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos in the flyweight division.
“Meatball” McCann is 10-2 in MMA & 3-1 in the UFC. She’s a puncher that lands 5.3 strikes per round and 1.36 takedowns per three rounds average. Where she struggles is defending those that want to grapple, as she defends only 50% of the shots taken to put her down. This is her first fight since October of last year, where the native of Liverpool, England defeated Diana Belbita via unanimous decision.
Santos is 15-1 in MMA, with her only loss a split decision against Mara Romero Borella on her UFC debut in February of 2019. Injuries have kept her from returning until now. She averaged 2.4 strikes per minute and had one takedown in her only octagon appearance so far, and 12 of her 15 career victories are by stoppage, with 10 by KO/TKO.
Money line splits
Below are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos at UFC on ESPN 13 on July 15th:
Molly McCann: Opened -112, now -125 (82% of action, 79% of bets)
Taila Santos: Opened -112, now +100 (18% of action, 21% of bets)
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